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of those hit. the international community wants egypt to use its influence to help broker rate peace deal. on a visit to gaza are, of the egyptian and prime minister announced the is really assaults like to buy the hamas leader. >> post-revolutionary egypt, will make every effort to stop these attacks and to ensure the rights of the palestinian people. >> israel says they will halt their attacks only will they stop firing rockets out their people. coming within striking distance of tel aviv and jerusalem, they seem unlikely to opt for restraint. >> with the latest? >> we understand from reports in gaza that there are more airstrikes and there was another step by the military launching in the arms birds of jerusalem. this is about 20 kilometers south of jerusalem. nobody was injured as this exploded and the results of a speech by president of boss in which he appeared to the egyptians to help a low lilly fighting. he also tried to speak for all the palestinians. also on the political efforts, they will be meeting tonight to discuss for the developments and talk about the tunisian foreign m
. and that egypt will be playing a new and central role in the process. right now, though, both the netanyahu government and hamas are claiming victory. >> after eight days of israeli raids, the main market in gaza is returning to business as usual. many palestinians see the ceasefire as a victory for how moscow. >> the resistance has changed the rules of the game, disrupting israel's military goals. i say to the palestinian people in gaza, the west bank, and everywhere, and the entire arab world, the idea of invading does that is over and will never again return, god willing. >> but israeli prime minister netanyahu also speaks of a victory. he says all israeli military and political goals have been achieved. >> we have achieved a number of great successes and struck at the heart of hamas. we have killed their leaders and destroyed thousands of rockets threatening israel. we will react with force again if the cease-fire is broken. ben netanyahu needs military successes, but israelis remain skeptical. >> today, may be they will not fire. tomorrow may be not, but next week, next year, next mont
in the north shot down a fighter jet and captured its pilot. egypt pose a political crisis is deepening. clashes erupted in cairo between police and protesters who have been occupying central tahrir square. >> they about to stay put until president morsi withdraws from power. >> he insists that his decree is necessary for national security and is only temporary. >> police used tear gas to try to disperse the crowds, but the morning after mass protests, many demonstrators vowed to stay put. critics feel cheated. they say the president's decrees go against the spirit of egypt's revolution. the opposition once he is well on his way to becoming an islamist autocrat, not a precedent for all egyptians as promised. >> what you did to us, mr. president -- you divided the country in half. shame on you. >> tuesday's demonstrations lasted well into the night. some 300,000 people flooded onto tahrir square, numbers not seen since the fall of hosni mubarak. the crisis has mobilized egypt's political opposition, who called on protesters to stay put. there have been clashes with police. one demonstrat
with deep divisions between member states. >> violent protests across egypt a day after president morsi assumes new sweeping powers. >> what is at stake in the battle for control of congress? we have a full report. the eu summit has ended without any agreement on the union's next seven-year budget, but top officials in brussels say they are confident a deal will be reached early next year. >> hours of talks failed to bridge big gaps between richer countries and those that rely most on eu funding. be contributors like britain, the netherlands, and sweden want spending bold back across the board -- rolled back across the board. >> european leaders were skeptical going into negotiations, so it was no surprise when ministers called off talks without a working budget. >> everyone brought their own goals to the table, and you know germany's position, but we are still focused on working toward a budget everyone can agree to. >> that means winning over england. prime minister david cameron has promised to veto any deal that fails to cut spending, and he has found a supporter in the dutch leader
to egypt. >> there have been more clashes in the egyptian capital, cairo, against what is viewed as a power grab by president morsi. >> thousands of people have converged on tahrir square today as part of a nationwide protest called by opponents of the president's. >> the spirit of the arab spring has returned to cairo. tens of thousands of egyptians have once again taken to tahrir square of the president's decree giving him sweeping new powers. he has been decried as a power- hungry activists and executioner of the egyptian revolution. >> the supreme leader of the muslim brotherhood is the true leader of egypt. >> this was the biggest protest organized by opponents of the muslim brotherhood since morsi took office. the muslim brotherhood cancel the protest in support of the president to stave off further clashes, but the debate between a secular and islamic egypt continues. >> the muslim brothers want islam as a country. that is their agenda. they are not hiding it. it is not as though they are doing it suddenly or secretly. this is their declared agenda. >> tensions are running high, and
that egypt is fast becoming an islamic state. >> hosni mubarak never divided the egyptian people. now, there is president morsi, and we do not know if he is the president of egypt or the president of the muslim brotherhood. >> islamists who dominate the assembly have already answered that question -- the body signed off on all 234 articles of the constitution, which is based upon the principles of sharia or islamic law. the constitution maintains sharia as the main source of legislation. it also gives women no guarantee of equal rights, since the rights must conform with sharia. religious leaders will also be able to directly influence egyptian legislation in the future. secular and christian representatives boycotted the vote. they had already withdrawn from the assembly weeks ago. in a television interview, morsi again tried to appease the opposition forces. he said the sweeping forces to granted himself last week will only remain until a constitution goes into effect, but that is not enough for his opponents who have vowed to keep on protesting. >> those protests have been growing
will be back to take oua look at events in egypt. >> dw in december. her beauty shrouded in a legend. nefertiti, the pharaoh's queen. her world and must boss was discovered 100 years ago. 100 years of nefertiti. the laboratory in the ice fields of the antarctic. the research station where scientists gather key data on global climate change and arctic adventures. painter, graphic artist, innovator. the greek artists of the renaissance. who was he? we look at him and his influence to this day. december on dw. all broadcast times online. >> welcome back. eu foreign finance ministers meeting to discuss the fighting in the sinai region. there have been a string of attacks in the area. >> senior secured officers said to be in critical condition after being shot over the weekend. it claimed the lives of three policemen on saturday. have grown bolder since the egyptian revolution and the attacks have been spilling over into neighboring israel. >> hundreds of tanks and heavy artillery demonstrating in northern sinai directly on the israeli border. the egyptian army looking on as it prepares for war. thi
for the recent killing of its military leader. key player is egypt. the country has a peace treaty with israel and is in position to exercise influence on hamas. last year's political revolution in egypt has created a new set of dynamics in the middle east. the former president hosni mubarak prioritized relations with the united states and israel. he regarded islamic forces as a threat. but current president mohamed morsi, who took office earlier this year, is more sympathetic to hamas and the palestinians. morsi formerly belonged to muslim brotherhood, and hamas is an offshoot of that organization. >> are negotiations happening behind the scenes as we speak? >> hamas leaders and the israeli envoy are set to be in cairo having indirect talks through egyptian negotiator. israel wants no determination in its time with egypt. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon is scheduled to travel to cairo soon. and arab league secretary-general al arabi is set to go to gaza on tuesday. their mediation efforts are likely to have an impact on whether the fighting between israel and hamas continue. >> that was nh
. >> egypt has a lot of natural gas. that is really a attracting some investors to the country including this german engineering firm that runs several chemical factories in egypt. bmw also runs a production facility just outside of cairo. overall, german industries have been relatively modest that just 470 million euro per year. countries like china and turkey have a much stronger presence. >> the size of the german economy and the importance of the egyptian markets and tail that we have to work harder to increase the amount. 600 is important, but we would like to see more german investment in supporting egypt's, invest in supporting democracy. >> political events have been featured at the root conference, not only the arabs bring an opportunity in the region but also the current escalation of the israeli-palestinian conflict. it could complicate german- egyptian cooperation. what's the question as to what extent germany and the european union cannot, or want, to get involved in this conflict. it's interesting and the answer will depend on the latest development in the interests of the
, china, south africa and egypt. >> i want a program that is more or less a mix of here and abroad. i did not want to do two consecutive years in germany, and i'm afraid i will never come back to egypt. >> the university wants students to go home when they graduate and contribute to their country's development. this didn't come from johannesburg to study water and engineering. she will be spending her second semester in berlin. >> i am looking forward to it. hopefully i come back in october. that should be really cool. i look forward to meeting new people in berlin in making new friends. >> many universities in germany can only dream of universities like these. it is the only institution of its kind in the world. >> we are traditionally an internationally oriented university, so it is a logical step to export our vision of education abroad. i think it will hugely boost our international reputation and the perception of our university abroad. >> the student dormitory is next to the campus. tuition is 5000 euros a semester. >> i miss my family, my mom, my dad, my sisters. but it is somethin
a civil war on israel's doorstep. testy relations with egypt, not to mention the palestinians. it is really not good timing. >> not really. there's no immediate reason behind this attack. the man killed was a very closely cooperating with the israeli side. whenever the israelis had the impression to many rockets were being fired from the gaza strip, it was him who the israelis contacted in order to crush this rocket fire in from the gaza stip. at the same time, he was negotiating with israelis on stopping any violent activity between the two sides, and yet, the israelis decided to kill him. why is it at this stage? we had elections in the united states last week, and there will be elections in israel next month, so this action gives a clear opportunity for mr. benjamin netanyahu to show that he is a strong man, that he is able to handle this challenge as he sees it from his position, by the palestinians. >> israel is just saying it is defending itself against palestinian rocket attacks. what is the trigger for all of this violence? >> we have been watching these events develop
was aimed of brokering a ceasefire or whether was a show of solidarity with hamas. egypt is at the center of international efforts to mediate a truce between israel and hamas. u.s. secretary general ban ki moon is lending his support. >> my message is clear. all sides must avoid fire. further escalating the situation will put the entire region at risk. >> our leaders, he traveled to jerusalem with talks -- to talk with benjamin netanyahu. he condemned the attacks and the loss of civilian lives in gaza. netanyahu reiterated that they would be willing to are dissipate in a ceasefire but only if hamas immediately sees as the rocket attacks. >> the long-term solution to be put in place through diplomatic means and israel then would be a willing partner to such a solution, but if kroger military action through the necessary to stop the constant barrage of rockets, israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people. >> there are signs that diplomatic efforts may be bearing fruit and mediators iran optimistic that a deal can be made to avert an israeli ground offensive. >> --
, but we need more details of what is exactly means. the first point is that egypt is the guarantor of the cease-fire. >> let's talk about the role of egypt here. it has been a huge test of egyptian diplomacy and for its new president. is this a victory for him, would you say, or did hillary clinton's intervention make a big difference? >> no, i think it is certainly a victory. by the way, lots of praise from the americans for the mediating role of the egyptians. for now, if the ceasefire stands and will hold, which is of course still a question, it will be seen as a success story. >> thanks for that from cairo. all right, let's go straight over to gaza. what is the latest? is it quiet? >> it is relatively quiet, i would say. we still hear a lot of drums in the air. in the past hour, it brought some of rockets, but now at the moment, i would say it is quite -- in the past hour, a barrage of rockets, but now at the moment, i would say it is quiet. people still wonder if the cease-fire will be implemented. over the past few days, there was a lot of talk, and we do not see a lot of peo
in egypt are digging in and vowing not to budge until the country's president bows to their demands. they brought down hosni mubarak nearly two years ago. now they're threatening to topple his successor, mohamed morsi. egyptians started rallying last week after president morsi expanded his powers. young people in opposition parties that ousted the mubarak government last year have been occupying tahrir square in central cairo. some of them helped elect morsi. security forces stormed the square wednesday and fired tear gas. protesters threw stones. one of them told nhk they will demonstrate until morsi reverses his decision or resigns. the president announced constitutional amendments last week making it impossible for judicial courts to overturn his decisions. the protests against him have spread to other cities in egypt. demonstrators reportedly clashed with supporters of morsi's party, the muslim brotherhood. many people are believed to have been injured. these are the latest public demonstrations morsi has faced since he took office in june. >>> two car bombs have exploded in dam
. the body writing egypt's new constitution has been voting on the final draft. >> the assembly is signing off on that document bit by bit. they voted controversially to keep islamic law as the main source of legislation. most of the political opposition is boycotting the assembly. the document aims to transfer more power to egypt's parliament. critics say it is being rammed through too hastily. critics have already gathered where the president is expected to make an announcement. british lawmakers are looking at new ways to regulate the press. the calls for tougher guidelines come after an enquiry's report on crimes committed by reporters as they sought out sensational news stories. >> the inquiry picked up its work after 10 reporters were arrested at rupert murdoch's "news of the world" newspaper. among the charges, bribing the police. the inquiry has found the violations span decades. >> as the inquiry findings were read, activists gathered to protest what they termed robert murdoch's media mafia. the report found that reporters had routinely -- routinely packed into phones of celebriti
to economic assistance, in particular to egypt has declined rather sharply over the last two years. we don't have it on this graph, but the same pattern only more so with respect to economic assistance to pakistan and ghanistan. support for economic assistance to israel and military assistance to israel remains pretty stable. and finally let me turn to asia. we're going to see momentarily that americans now really are beginning to be fully focused on asia as a region, the region of rising importance to the united states. they see the rise of asia. they're comfortable with the rise of asia. they see chinese economic growth as both an opportunity and challenge. they're comfortable with the u.s. military role and presence in asia, unlike their discomfort, very deep discomfort, with u.s. military involvement at this point in the middle east. and they look to south korea and japan as our key allies in the region to help us achieve our goals. so for the first time in the chicago council surveys since 1994 since when we began asking this question, a majority, a very slight majority of americans s
. the conflict has killed 111 palestinians and three israelis. egypt has been mediating cease-fire talks between hamas and israel. israeli negotiators have set a condition that hamas stop firing rockets in the long term. hamas representatives want israel to end its economic blockade of gaza. the u.n. security council has still not agreed on a statement proposed by the arab league calling on both sides for an immediate cease-fire. u.s. ambassador susan rice spoke after a closed-door meeting, saying the security council must not do anything that could undermine egypt's mediation efforts. russian ambassador vitaly churkin offered a veiled criticism of the united states. >> some members -- one member of the security council, i'm sure you can guess which, indicated sort of quite transparently that they will not be prepared to go along with any reaction of the security council. >> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon spoke after meeting in cairo with his counterpart on the arab league, nabil al arabi. >> my message is clear -- both sides must halt firing immediately. further escalating the situation wil
. >> that quartet comprises opponents of the regime. egypt and saudi arabia, as well as syrians ally, iran. calls for dialogue are in directly aimed at the syrian opposition which is meeting to search for greater unity. the national council and opponents within syria itself. hear, the groups under pressure from united states are seeking compromise. >> we will find a way to choose -- they will find a way to choose their leadership. in this case, the owhole world will be behind them. >> there are concerned about losing their influence. still, the hope to come to an agreement with other opposition groups by thursday. the goal, to form one body that would gain recognition in the international community. >> well, the former head of the aerospace is recommending that france used shock therapy to get out of its current economic crisis. >> his proposals include cutting 30 billion euros from payroll taxes, relaxing labor laws, and reducing the sales tax. it was suggested to boost competitiveness. it is said that the measures are too expensive. the french president has promised to make what he calls a stro
but also in certain countries. look at northern africa and egypt, tunisia. they have studied these processes very intensely, and they know -- they have roughly 100,000 incidents of social unrest a year. >> what do we expect -- what are you expecting from the new leadership in terms of foreign policy? >> mostly a continuation of policies as we have seen the mayan past. china's major priority to stability in as regional environment but also globally. china needs stability in order to promote economic policies. >> thank you very much for coming in to talk with us. >> you are welcome. >> we will also have a look at the politically sensitive topic of rich and poor in china, a gap that has widened over the past 10 years, coming a little bit later in the program. moving on to syria -- "i am not a puppet, and i will live and die in syria," defiant words from syria's president. >> in an interview with the satellite broadcaster of russia today, assad about offers of safe passage to another country in exchange for leaving power. >> he warned that foreign intervention in syria would have
the bombings in front of reporters. israel and egypt have an existing peace treaty, but relations have chilled since the fall of the government of president hosni mubarak. >>> good weather isn't going to continue in tokyo according to tour meteorologist robert speta. robert, tell us more. >>> well, at least for the time being, some sunny skies, but take a look at the cloud cover coming in across korea and eastern china. that's pulling off here towards the east. on saturday morning, you're going to start to see some heavy rain showers in western japan, then eventually working its way off towards the east throughout the evening hours, and even into sunday, some snow off northern honshu and into hokkaido is going to be expected here. but on saturday, these conditions are going to be rough at times, very heavy rains up to 1 to 1 1/2 centimeters. rain across the country is expected. that's not just going to cause some flooding but even landslides in some of the steeper elevations here, so you definitely want to be on guard for that. hail and even the risk of a tornado in some of these very strong c
for a certain period of time. discussions are also reportedly under way about the possibility of getting egypt and the united states to establish a framework to monitor the truce. an israeli spokesperson has said his country wants talks to succeed. he says it is still prepared to send soldiers into gaza. a top hamas military commander is warning israel it will pay a heavy price if it launches a ground operation. people on both sides have spent more than a week in fear of another attack. they see warplanes in the sky, hear missiles screeching overhead, and they worry their homes will be hit next. nhk world reports on civilians caught up in the fighting. >> reporter: a siren went off to warn of an incoming rocket. in the town in southern israel. people immediately duck for cover. more than 1,000 rockets have been launched from gaza in the past seven days and retaliation for israeli air strikes. the israeli army has developed a new anti-missile system. it has intercepted many attacks but the area i can cover is limited. it's impossible to shoot down all the rockets. this is the house in israel di
involving egypt, the united states and the u.n. business owners at a gaza market dusted off their shops in preparation for reopening. >> translator: the cease-fire will bring life back to normal and i thank god. >> translator: i don't have faith in israel. it could ignore the cease-fire. >> israeli military spokespersons say several rockets from gaza landed on their side of the border immediately after the truce took effect, but they say no more have come since then. some smaller palestinian militant groups didn't agree to the cease-fire, so they could theoretically continue sporadic attacks from gaza. hamas and israel promised in the cease-fire agreement to end all hostilities, including rocket attacks in the targeting of individuals. israeli officials pledged to open border crossings and allow the free movement of people and goods. the conflict between israeli troops and hamas fighters began wednesday of last week. days of air strikes and rocket fire killed more than 160 palestinians and 5 israelis. >>> the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is used to defending her country's forei
. the talks are to last until december 7th. >>> no end is in sight to protests in egypt over president mohamed morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping powers. a nationwide demonstration is scheduled for tuesday. on sunday a protest in a northern city turned violent. demonstrators clashed with morsi supporters, including members of the muslim brotherhood. the two sides threw stones and gasoline bombs. one person died, and more than 30 were injured. more than 10,000 people staged a sit-in in cairo's tahrir square. they urged morsi to revoke his announcement. the country's ministry of health says about 300 people have been injured in clashes between protesters and security forces. morsi last week added new clauses to the constitution. one says courts cannot reverse his decisions. presidential officials denied that morsi is consolidating his power. they said he made the decree to protect the democratic process. >>> the struggle for education by girls in pakistan has received global attention since the shooting of malala yousafzai last month. islamic extremists shot the 15-year-old education cam
is prepared to moblize reserve troops near the border with gaza. egypt's prime minister visited the palestinian territory and warned israel against carrying out a major assault. >> translator: egypt has gone through a revolution. the new egypt will take every measure to stop israel from carrying out such attacks. >> egyptian citizens are also speaking out about israel's moves in gaza. they have shown anger over the attacks. thousands of egyptians rallied in the capital of cairo. they burned flags to show egypt stands with palestine. protesters took to the streets in iran too. many young people gathered in the capital tehran following friday prayers. they marched with banners that expressed their support for gaza's residents. some chanted death to israel. >> translator: i will fight against israel until the last drop of blood is shed. >> analysts expect more demonstrations could break out if the gaza offense continues. >>> the united nations spokesperson says secretary general pan gi moon is extremely worried about the violence in palestine and israel. they are telling israel to
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